Cannot be helped

“So you’ve got to accept the discomfort, which the local citizens fear that they are competing unequally for jobs. (It) cannot be helped.

– Lee Kuan Yew, former Minister Mentor (Channel News Asia, 22 July 2011)

“From time to time, fare increases cannot be helped,” he said. But there are many schemes to help those in need, he added.

– Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister (The Straits Times, 24 July 2011)

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